The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1057 1035 1122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.20% 18.60% 20.53%
As % of the Vendors category 39.86% 39.16% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 816 866 948
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +2.66%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2652 2643 2769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.66% 47.50% 50.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1930 2168 2299
Median salary £39,323 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 462 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Staffordshire 0 173 £34,000 -2.85% 23
Coventry -5 106 £40,750 +1.87% 14
Warwickshire -2 78 £38,500 +14.92% 9
Worcestershire +10 53 £31,500 -13.69% 5
Shropshire +2 37 £28,000 -18.84% 5
Sutton Coldfield +3 25 £27,500 +14.58% 4
Wolverhampton -4 22 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Solihull +5 20 £27,500 -26.66% 3
Walsall +8 15 £27,000 -32.50% 3
Herefordshire +3 15 £47,500 +5.55% 6
West Bromwich 0 11 £27,500 -9.83% 1
Dudley -4 8 £24,250 -39.37%
Halesowen +4 2 £36,750 +47.00%
Brierley Hill +2 2 £31,500 +14.54%
Smethwick - 1 £26,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £34,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 781 (38.44%) MS Excel
2 683 (33.61%) SQL
3 621 (30.56%) Windows
4 603 (29.68%) SQL Server
5 545 (26.82%) .NET
6 486 (23.92%) C#
7 452 (22.24%) Active Directory
8 349 (17.18%) VMware
9 335 (16.49%) JavaScript
10 330 (16.24%) MS Office
11 308 (15.16%) ASP.NET
11 308 (15.16%) Finance
12 298 (14.67%) ITIL
12 298 (14.67%) Degree
13 279 (13.73%) HTML
14 278 (13.68%) MVC
15 266 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
16 244 (12.01%) CSS
16 244 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
17 242 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 239 (11.76%) Windows Server
19 220 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 215 (10.58%) MS Exchange
21 195 (9.60%) T-SQL
22 192 (9.45%) SharePoint
23 177 (8.71%) XML
24 176 (8.66%) SLA
25 175 (8.61%) WAN
26 174 (8.56%) CRM
26 174 (8.56%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 215 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 192 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 99 (4.87%) IIS
4 79 (3.89%) Skype for Business
5 74 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 57 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 33 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
9 29 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.89%) CMS
12 17 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.79%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.64%) NetWeaver
15 12 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.54%) Documentum
17 8 (0.39%) SAS
18 7 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 781 (38.44%) MS Excel
2 330 (16.24%) MS Office
3 84 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 45 (2.21%) MS Project
6 27 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.44%) PrintSoft PReS
8 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.098%) InDesign
10 2 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.049%) CATIA
11 1 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.049%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 117 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.33%) assyst
4 14 (0.69%) Exstream
5 13 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
6 11 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.54%) Sentinel
7 10 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
7 10 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.25%) Maximo
10 4 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 4 (0.20%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 242 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (7.58%) Office 365
3 42 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.02%) IaaS
5 27 (1.33%) PaaS
6 22 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.03%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.79%) SaaS
9 15 (0.74%) Yammer
10 9 (0.44%) GitHub
11 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.15%) Heroku
13 3 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 175 (8.61%) WAN
2 160 (7.87%) LAN
3 154 (7.58%) Firewall
4 111 (5.46%) DNS
5 85 (4.18%) TCP/IP
6 84 (4.13%) DHCP
7 78 (3.84%) VPN
8 65 (3.20%) SAN
9 49 (2.41%) VLAN
10 41 (2.02%) Internet
11 37 (1.82%) Wireless
12 26 (1.28%) Network Security
13 25 (1.23%) Skype
13 25 (1.23%) SSL
13 25 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.18%) VoIP
15 21 (1.03%) ADSL
16 18 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (0.84%) NetScaler
18 15 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (29.68%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 130 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 122 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 96 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 81 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 68 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (2.02%) MySQL
10 36 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 34 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
13 29 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (0.94%) Power BI
17 18 (0.89%) GIS
17 18 (0.89%) Spatial Data
18 17 (0.84%) Big Data
18 17 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 59 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.03%) Selenium
5 20 (0.98%) JIRA
6 18 (0.89%) Subversion
7 13 (0.64%) Moq
8 11 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.44%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.39%) NCrunch
10 8 (0.39%) NUnit
11 7 (0.34%) QADirector
11 7 (0.34%) TestPartner
12 6 (0.30%) MSTest
12 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
13 5 (0.25%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.25%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.25%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (0.25%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 308 (15.16%) Finance
2 100 (4.92%) Retail
3 76 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 59 (2.90%) Marketing
5 50 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.26%) Advertising
7 42 (2.07%) French Language
7 42 (2.07%) German Language
8 33 (1.62%) Legal
9 31 (1.53%) Banking
10 28 (1.38%) Law
11 27 (1.33%) Automotive
11 27 (1.33%) Publishing
12 26 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (1.23%) Games
14 19 (0.94%) Local Government
15 17 (0.84%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.44%) Back Office
18 6 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 542 (26.67%) Developer
2 360 (17.72%) Analyst
3 264 (12.99%) .NET Developer
4 164 (8.07%) C# Developer
5 138 (6.79%) Consultant
6 137 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 135 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 131 (6.45%) IT Support
9 120 (5.91%) Architect
10 112 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 112 (5.51%) Support Engineer
11 102 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 92 (4.53%) Senior Developer
13 80 (3.94%) SQL Developer
14 75 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 75 (3.69%) Software Developer
15 71 (3.49%) Administrator
16 65 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
17 62 (3.05%) Graduate
18 59 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 545 (26.82%) .NET
2 308 (15.16%) ASP.NET
3 279 (13.73%) HTML
4 244 (12.01%) CSS
5 177 (8.71%) XML
6 164 (8.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 160 (7.87%) jQuery
8 159 (7.82%) Web Services
9 128 (6.30%) .NET Framework
10 107 (5.27%) WCF
11 86 (4.23%) HTML5
12 80 (3.94%) Entity Framework
13 78 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 72 (3.54%) AngularJS
15 57 (2.81%) LINQ
15 57 (2.81%) WPF
16 54 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 44 (2.17%) Ajax
18 36 (1.77%) KnockoutJS
19 35 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 113 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 93 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.77%) Clustering
8 33 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.48%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.43%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.33%) Blackberry
11 27 (1.33%) NHS
12 25 (1.23%) Replication
13 23 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 21 (1.03%) Statistics
15 19 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
16 17 (0.84%) PMI
17 15 (0.74%) User Experience
18 14 (0.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 621 (30.56%) Windows
2 239 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 138 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 119 (5.86%) Windows 7
5 116 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (4.63%) Linux
7 78 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (3.44%) Unix
9 69 (3.40%) Windows 8
10 53 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 43 (2.12%) Android
12 38 (1.87%) Windows 10
12 38 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 17 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
14 15 (0.74%) Solaris
14 15 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.34%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.30%) CentOS
16 6 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (14.67%) ITIL
2 278 (13.68%) MVC
3 266 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (8.56%) CRM
5 145 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 144 (7.09%) Project Management
7 134 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
8 113 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 97 (4.77%) OO
9 97 (4.77%) SDLC
10 96 (4.72%) Scrum
11 92 (4.53%) Change Management
12 91 (4.48%) Web Development
13 86 (4.23%) PRINCE2
14 81 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 77 (3.79%) TDD
15 77 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
16 76 (3.74%) Software Engineering
17 73 (3.59%) ERP
18 72 (3.54%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 683 (33.61%) SQL
2 486 (23.92%) C#
3 335 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 195 (9.60%) T-SQL
5 155 (7.63%) VB.NET
6 82 (4.04%) PowerShell
7 56 (2.76%) Java
8 50 (2.46%) C
9 35 (1.72%) C++
9 35 (1.72%) VB
10 25 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 14 (0.69%) F#
12 11 (0.54%) VBA
13 9 (0.44%) Python
14 6 (0.30%) Perl
14 6 (0.30%) X++
15 5 (0.25%) PHP
15 5 (0.25%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.25%) XPath
15 5 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 298 (14.67%) Degree
2 244 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 142 (6.99%) Security Cleared
4 119 (5.86%) SC Cleared
5 87 (4.28%) MCSE
6 82 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (3.49%) CCNA
8 57 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
9 55 (2.71%) MCSA
10 54 (2.66%) MCSD
11 47 (2.31%) ISEB
12 40 (1.97%) CCNP
13 33 (1.62%) MCP
14 28 (1.38%) MCITP
15 26 (1.28%) ISTQB
16 25 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (0.94%) PMI Certification
18 18 (0.89%) HND
18 18 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 15 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (8.66%) SLA
2 77 (3.79%) QA
3 20 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.20%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) TickIT
9 2 (0.098%) COBIT
9 2 (0.098%) WCAG
10 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 452 (22.24%) Active Directory
2 220 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.76%) vSphere
5 47 (2.31%) XenApp
6 26 (1.28%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.23%) Firmware
8 21 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.79%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.25%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.25%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.20%) Docker
15 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 83 (4.08%) SCCM
2 51 (2.51%) SCOM
3 35 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 34 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 31 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.59%) Puppet
9 9 (0.44%) EdgeSight
10 8 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.34%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (0.30%) Simpana
13 5 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.25%) WSUS
14 4 (0.20%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.20%) Nagios
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 349 (17.18%) VMware
2 172 (8.46%) Cisco
3 154 (7.58%) Citrix
4 144 (7.09%) Oracle
5 86 (4.23%) HP
5 86 (4.23%) IBM
6 74 (3.64%) Symantec
7 66 (3.25%) SAP
8 51 (2.51%) NetApp
9 39 (1.92%) Juniper
10 32 (1.57%) EMC
11 27 (1.33%) SonicWALL
12 26 (1.28%) Dell
13 24 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.08%) Veeam
15 21 (1.03%) CheckPoint
16 19 (0.94%) 3PAR
17 17 (0.84%) Apple
18 16 (0.79%) Cognos
18 16 (0.79%) Google
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 65k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000. per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Synectics Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive Package + Shift Allowance
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago